Sweep of the Blade

Sweep of the Blade

by Ilona Andrews

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Maud Demille is a daughter of Innkeepers—a special group who provide 'lodging' to other-planetary visitors—so she knows that a simple life isn't in the cards. But even Maud could never have anticipated what Fate would throw at her.

Once a wife to a powerful vampire knight, Maud and her young daughter, Helen, were exiled with him for his treachery to the desolate, savage planet of Karhari. Karhari killed her husband, and Maud—completely abandoned by his family—has spent over a year avenging his debts. Rescued by her sister Dina, she's sworn off all things vampire.

Except... In helping Dina save the world, she met Arland, the Marshal of House Krahr, one of the most powerful vampire houses. One thing led to another and he asked for her hand in marriage. She declined. Arland is not used to hearing the word 'no;' and try as she might, Maud can't just walk away from Arland. It doesn't help that being human is a lot harder for Maud than being a vampire.

To sort it all out, she accepts his invitation to visit his home planet. House Krahr is extremely influential and Maud knows that a woman—a human, with a very questionable past—who's turned down a proposal from its most beloved son won't get a warm reception. Maybe she's not sure about marrying Arland, but House Krahr isn't going to decide for her. Maud Demille has never run from a fight, and House Krahr will soon discover that there's a lot more to Maud than they're expecting.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161299302
Publisher: NYLA
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 180
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team, Gordon and Ilona. They currently reside in Texas with their two children and numerous dogs and cats. The couple are the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Kate Daniels and Kate Daniels World novels as well as The Edge and Hidden Legacy series. They also write the Innkeeper Chronicles series, which they post as a free weekly serial. For a complete list of their books, fun extras, and Innkeeper installments, please visit their website at http://www.ilona-andrews.com/.

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Sweep of the Blade 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
As always this husband and wife writing team immediately suck you into the story and characters lives to such an extent that you never want their books to end. This can be read as a stand alone but all of the books in the Innkeeper Series are so excellent I urge you to start at the beginning. If you read this first you will want to read the rest anyway.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
As always, a great read from a very talented duo. Would love to see the innkkeeper series at the movies. Maybe Peter Jackson as director, as he is very good at keeping an author's storyline intact. Looking forward to the next installment.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I am, and have been, a huge fan of Ilona Andrews. Their stories draw you in and make you want to be a part of them. This latest installment of the Innkeeper series is a masterpiece of writing! You root for the good guys and can’t wait for the bad guys to get what’s coming to them. The whole time falling in love with the characters and the depth of world building that the authors create. I just hate having to wait for the next book in the series.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Excellent follow_up to the Innkeeper series. Maud comes into her own. Fighting to protect her child and to gain the respect she deserves. Her instincts serve her and the family she hopes will learn to value her for her knowledge and abilities.
Anonymous 4 days ago
I was hoping for more personal interactions between the H/h. Good story though. I hope we learn more about Klaus.
Anonymous 6 days ago
So far, this is my favorite book of the series. I want to read more of this series, a lot more!!!
Anonymous 7 days ago
This one starts a little slow, with a re-cap that is good IF you have read the previous books. BUT, once you get on-planet the story really takes off. IT was a great read and also filled in many gaps concerning the wonderful world of warrior vampires!
Anonymous 8 days ago
Page turner as always. A bit slow in the beginning but great as all there books.
PollyBennett 13 days ago
A great addition. It was fun learning more about the Vampire society.
Anonymous 21 days ago
This book takes you on a new adventure from start to finish. There isn't a dull moment!
Anonymous 23 days ago
Loved the series. Read all of them in a week.
Anonymous 23 days ago
Can't wait to read more!
Anonymous 24 days ago
Excellent a great story line. An interesting world that isn't too outlandish. I wish they were longer or out more frequently.
mrsOsusan 24 days ago
JUST AWESOME!!! I wasn't sure what to expect with Maud's story so of course I was blown away. I started reading around 12:30 a.m. after everyone was in bed and could not put the book down. My eyes finally made the decision for me to go to sleep around 5:30 a.m. (since I wasn't able to do that on my own). Then, when I woke up, I picked the book up, started reading again and finished the book. Cannot wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous 26 days ago
I love Ilona Andrews books. very good read and funny.
Anonymous 27 days ago
Loved every moment of this latest installation of the Innkeeper family saga. Wonderful, satisfying story.
Anonymous 27 days ago
I love this family! I wish these books came out faster!
Anonymous 28 days ago
I really enjoyed this series of books. Fast paced,a lot of fighting, and sexual tension. I really love the characters. I wish the author would write faster.
Anonymous 29 days ago
I read the previous books in the Inkeeper series, but this is the first one that focuses on Dina's family. Her sister Maud to be exact. After their mystic Inkeeper parents disappeared the three kids, Klaus, Dina, and Maud drift apart. Dina becomes an Inkeeper, Klaus travels the universe, and Maud falls in love and marries on a far away planet. This is the rest of her story. it took me a bit to get into it, because it opens with her being rescued from a planet by her sister and allies. The backstory to how she ended up on a lawless planet with a 6 year old to protect would make a book by itself. Despite that, I really enjoyed the plot and I highly recommend.
Anonymous 30 days ago
I just love the writing, the writers, food for the soul.
Anonymous 30 days ago
Great read...loved it!
Anonymous 3 months ago
I knew I wouldn't be disappointed by the awesome Ilona Andrews and I was right again. I've read everything they've published (so far as I know) and this is another winner. It can be read as a stand-alone but do read all of the "Sweep" series; you owe it to yourself. For great characters, humor, awesome plot and so much more, the Andrews can't can't be beat. I don't know how I'll endure the wait for the next book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
There's just no words. The Innkeepeers series is a fast pace, detail filled read. The story, charaters, suspence and humor are all amazing. I try to make it last but its read in 1 day. I've been this way with the whole series. Ready and anxious already for the next story. Bravo Ilona, I've read many of your works and say you are a masterful story teller....Thank you.
Anonymous 3 months ago